Huawei was one of the first company to come up with a premium smartphone at the beginning of this year. Yes, we are talking about Huawei Mate 8 smartphone. This high end device is one of the best in the market with few drawbacks and high price. However, we are not here to tell you the pros and cons of the device. Today, we are going to tell you a simple method to root Huawei Mate 8 smartphone as well as install TWRP recovery in it.
Pre-requisite to Root Huawei Mate 8
Before you begin the rooting process, here are some points that you need to keep in mind in order to ensure error free process:
- Make sure your device’s bootloader is unlocked. If not, you can unlock your Huawei Mate 8’s bootloader from here.
- You need to download as well as install Huawei Mate 8 USB drivers on your PC so that your device is recognized correctly once it is connected to the computer.
- Download and set up ADB & Flashboot drivers on your PC.
- Make sure your device is charged over 80 percent.
Steps to Root Huawei Mate 8 & Install TWRP Recovery
Step 1: Firstly, you need to download the TWRP recovery file on your PC. You can download the file from the linkbelow.
Step 2: Now copy the downloaded file in the ADB and Fastboot folder.
Step 3: Rename the TWRP file to recovery.img
Step 4: Now connect your Huawei Mate 8 smartphone to PC via USB.
Open the ADB and Fastboot folder and open command prompt in the folder.
Step 5: Now in the command prompt window type : “adb reboot bootloader”.
Step 6: Now after that type: “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” and press enter.
Step 7: Now enter: “fastboot reboot” and again hit enter.
Step 8: Download the SuperSU file from the link provided below and then copy it in your device’s SD card.
Step 9: Now reboot your device in recovery mode.
Step 10: In the recovery mode you need to locade and then install the SuperSU zip file from the SD card.
Step 11: The installation process will begin and complete in few minutes.
Step 12: Reboot your Huawei Mate 8.
And that is all. You have been successful and the process to root Huawei Mate 8 is complete. In case you face any problem during the rooting process, please let us know in comments below. Subscribe to our blog and follow us on Facebook in order to receive regular tech updates similar to this.